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Fazoli's Franchise Same-Store Sales Surge Ahead Of Industry »

September 18, 2014 at 11:40AM PDT | Source: Fazoli's Restaurants

Brand's Performance Sets Stage for Upcoming Domestic, International Growth
LEXINGTON, Ky. - September 18, 2014 - (EON: Enhanced Online News) - Fazoli's franchisees reported a 4.9% jump in August same-stores, far outpacing the quick-service industry, which was up less than 1%, according to a leading industry research firm. It was the 17th straight month of increases. So far this year, same-store franchise restaurant sales are up 5.6%.
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While many restaurant brands continue to face slow growth in traffic, Fazoli's franchisees saw guest counts increase 2...

Calexico Named ‘King Of NYC Street Food’ In 1st Ever Vendy Awards’ Masters Cup »

September 18, 2014 at 11:26AM PDT | Source: Calexico

Calexico Wins Famed Street Food Competition’s Masters Cup At The Vendy Awards’ 10th Anniversary
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // New York, NY – Calexico, the New York-based Mexican food favorite that took home the prestigious Vendy Award in 2008, competed again this year in a special Masters Cup for previous winners, taking home top honors once again.
The Vendy Awards were started 10 years ago by the Street Vendor Project, to raise money and support for New York City’s street food industry. Referred to as the ‘Academy Awards of Street Food’, it consists of an intense cookout competition open to the public, ultimately naming one top winner each year. Typically the rule is that once you’ve won you are barred from competing in future competitions, however to honor their 10th anniversary the Vendys decided to hold a special Masters Cup among notable past winners...

New Coralville Winestyles Tasting Station To Hold Ribbon Cutting Sept. 22 »

September 18, 2014 at 11:09AM PDT | Source: WineStyles Inc.

Retailer Features Weeklong Promotions and Events to Celebrate New Location with Community
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Coralville, Iowa - WineStyles Tasting Station®, a newly re-branded boutique concept dedicated to simplifying the wine and craft beer shopping experience, is celebrating the grand opening of its first boutique in Coralville, Iowa located in Iowa River Landing at 920 E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 115. The store will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. for the community and will offer special pricing on a selection of its wines by the glass, draws, pizzettes and cheese plates.
To further celebrate the new WineStyles Tasting Station in Coralville, the boutique will offer special promotions and events all week long:

Tuesday, Sept...

Toys"R"Us® And Claire's, Inc. Enter Into Strategic Global Partnership »

September 18, 2014 at 11:03AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

More Than 100 Claire's Branded Shops to Be Open in Toys"R"Us Stores Around the World by the End of 2014
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ - Toys"R"Us®, the world's leading dedicated toy retailer, and Claire's, one of the world's leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for young women and girls, announced they have entered into a strategic global partnership to bring trendy, fashion-forward products to Toys"R"Us customers in select stores around the world. Following a successful pilot program in Europe, Claire's-branded shops within Toys"R"Us stores will expand to nearly 100 locations across the continent, including stores in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria and Spain, and set in 12 Toys"R"Us stores in the United States by the end of 2014...

Jersey Mike's Opens First Tucson Location »

September 18, 2014 at 11:00AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Tucson, AZ - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Tucson on September 10. Franchise owners and siblings Bob and Rosey Gregory held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 10 to Sunday, September 14 to support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tucson.
The new restaurant, located at 3400 East Speedway Boulevard, Suite 124, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tucson.
"My sister Rosey and I are honored to be a part of the Jersey Mike's family and for the opportunity to bring Jersey Mike's to the Tucson area," said Gregory...

Century 21 Canada Launches Game-Changing Program For New Realtors® »

September 18, 2014 at 10:52AM PDT | Source: Century 21

VANCOUVER, BC - (Marketwired - September 18, 2014) - Today, Century 21® Canada unveiled CareerXpress, a new program uniquely designed to maximize real estate agents' success in an industry where an extremely high percentage don't see their second anniversary. In just 31 days, the email-driven course drives progress through action, implementation, and accountability.
"This program breaks down theory into targeted tasks, giving agents the practical skills they need to confidently go out and bring in more leads, faster," said Kevin Stanley, director of knowledge and learning, Century 21 Canada. "When the basics are mastered sooner, they become bolder, more successful real estate agents."
This industry-first course features:

Daily emails that develop effective habits through expert advice and specific tasks
Applied use of integrated, exclusive Century 21 tools to build their database, generate marketing pieces, create a personal website, and more
Accessibility anywhere, on any device: smart phone, tablet, or computer
Over 300 pages of professional real estate industry insights, broken into 31 easy-to-absorb lessons
Sessions that build on previous progress and videos at milestones to congratulate and motivate

Experienced Realtors® can harness CareerXpress to renew their careers, by applying the latest sales techniques and best practices...

Family Financial Centers Opens Second Texas Location »

September 18, 2014 at 10:32AM PDT | Source: Family Financial Centers
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Family Financial Centers Announces Additional Texas Location
Doylestown, PA (Business Wire) – September 15, 2014 - Family Financial Centers, LLC, is pleased to announce its latest location in Lewisville, TX. The Lewisville location is the second Family Financial Centers in the state of Texas, the other location is in San Antonio. This is a new venture for owner Greg Teller. Paul W. Eckert, founder and CEO of Family Financial Centers remarked "Greg is a fantastic addition to the Family Financial Centers Family. His background in the financial realm along with his tenacity and work ethic will lend itself well to the success of his new store." The Lewisville location can be found at 788 S. Mill Street, Suite #300, Lewisville, TX 75057 and the store phone number is (972) 219-5484...

WorldMark By Wyndham Acquires Stablewood Springs Resort In Hunt, Texas »

September 18, 2014 at 10:29AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Anticipates opening to WorldMark owners and guests in early 2015
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – WorldMark® by Wyndham, one of Wyndham Vacation Ownership's four primary consumer brands, today announced it has expanded its presence in Texas with the acquisition of Stablewood Springs Resort, located in Hunt, Texas. The resort is the Company's second in Texas and is anticipated to open to WorldMark owners in early 2015. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"The acquisition and development of this resort is an exciting opportunity for us to provide additional vacation options for our owners and guests traveling to Texas," said Geoff Richards, chief operations officer, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands...

Two DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurants Open In Mobile »

September 18, 2014 at 10:26AM PDT | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

New restaurants serve up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // MOBILE, Ala. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of two DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants in Mobile, the first located at 106 South University Blvd., across from the University of South Alabama, and the second at 1354 Government Street. These locations are the newest Dairy Queen restaurants in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft serve treats.
The 3,000 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurants each can seat 74 guests inside, 16 outside and also offer a convenient drive-thru window...

Jersey Mike's Opens First O'Fallon Location »

September 18, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // O'Fallon, MO - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in O'Fallon on September 10. Franchise owners Tammy and Daniel Nolan held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 10 to Sunday, September 14 to support Ft. Zumwalt West High School Grad Night.
The new restaurant, located at 2508 Highway K, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Ft. Zumwalt West High School Grad Night.
"We're so excited to open our first Jersey Mike's location in O'Fallon," said Tammy Nolan. "I was searching for a new business opportunity when I happened to have lunch at Jersey Mike's in Chesterfield for the first time...

Katelyn Scarbrough Joins EXIT Realty In Montgomery »

September 18, 2014 at 9:58AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Montgomery, AL (Grassroots Newswire) September 17, 2014 - Katelyn Scarbrough joined EXIT Hodges Real Estate in Montgomery.
"We're excited to welcome Katelyn to EXIT Realty," says Paul Hodges, Broker of the EXIT Hodges Real Estate. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Katelyn each and every day."
Katelyn has been in the real estate business since 2014. Having been a military spouse and now a railroad spouse, she understands the importance of finding the perfect place to call home. She was raised in Montgomery and has vast knowledge of the tri-county area, as well as many other parts of Alabama. Katelyn has been married since 2008, and she enjoys spending her free time with her family traveling.
About EXIT Realty 
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Intelligent Office Announces New Location In Boise, Idaho »

September 18, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Intelligent Office, The

Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 - Intelligent Office, a virtual office facility providing administrative and staffing services for mobile executives, small businesses, professional services firms, and independent contractors, has announced it has signed a lease on a new location in Boise, Idaho.
The opening of a location in Boise means that the entrepreneurial ecosystem and professional community can tap into dedicated administrative services and staffing resources that allow for flexibility and mobility, giving people the ability to easily conduct business anytime, anywhere.
"With a focus on fostering entrepreneurialism in Boise from organizations like Startup Boise, the Idaho Technology Council and Boise State's Venture College, this is the ideal location for services and resources that were created to support entrepreneurs and professionals," said Roy Eiguren, Co-Owner of Intelligent Office Boise...

Project Pie To Bring A New Pizza Experience To New Jersey »

September 18, 2014 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Project Pie

Fast-Casual Pizza Franchise Inks Deal for Nine New Restaurants throughout State
CARLSBAD, Calif. - September 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Soon, when Jersey residents are in the mood for a pizza quickie, they’ll have Project Pie to satisfy them. Known for everyday artisan pizza custom-built by you, Project Pie, will launch the build-your-own-pizza experience across New Jersey through a franchise deal that is set to bring a total of nine new restaurants to the state.
The new restaurants will be owned and operated by local company The Belvedere Group, which plans to open the first Project Pie location in Northern New Jersey by early 2015.
Project Pie has perfected the pizza quickie – every custom-built pizza is cooked in two minutes in a high-temperature, stone-hearth oven and served to the guests in less than five minutes from the time of their order...

Novus Glass Welcomes New Franchisee Alex Schafer To The San Antonio, Texas Area »

September 18, 2014 at 8:47AM PDT | Source: NOVUS Glass

September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // NOVUS Glass, the inventor of windshield repair, is proud to welcome new franchisee, Alex Schafer. Alex will be bringing the high standards of NOVUS quality service to the entire San Antonio, TX market. NOVUS has always been a family affair for the Schafers. Alex started working in his Dad’s Colorado Springs NOVUS franchise back in the late 1980's. It was the perfect job for Alex. He got to spend time with his family and had the opportunity learn a trade he has held on to for over two decades. Over time Alex’s Dad sold their NOVUS business and Alex moved on to new jobs and careers. But Alex always had this desire to go back to his roots and start a family business of his own. “I’ve known for a sometime that if I really want to provide the opportunity for my family that I think they deserve and build something lasting, I needed to start my own business,” said Alex...

Jersey Mike's Opens First Menifee Location »

September 18, 2014 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Menifee, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Menifee on September 3. Franchise owners Boris and Laurie Ilic held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday, September 7 to support Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School.
The new restaurant, located at 27774 Newport Road, circulated 7,000 coupons throughout the community. The coupons will offer "buy one regular sub, get one regular sub free" with a $2 contribution to Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School.
"As we continue to grow the Jersey Mike's brand in this region, we have the wonderful opportunity to increase awareness for local organizations and charities," said Laurie Ilic...

SONIC's 2014 Troy Smith Hall Of Fame Award Presented To Entrepreneurial Franchisee »

September 18, 2014 at 8:13AM PDT | Source: Sonic Drive-In

Buddy McClain of MVP Sonics takes home SONIC's most prestigious award
OKLAHOMA CITY - September 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, presented the Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award to respected franchisee Buddy McClain, chief executive officer of MVP Sonics at the 2014 SONIC National Convention last week in New Orleans. Named after SONIC's founder, the Troy Smith Award is SONIC's most prestigious award given to a franchisee that has worked with SONIC for a noteworthy duration and has made a significant contribution in terms of leadership, growth, positive influence and brand image.
"Buddy has been a franchisee for more than 37 years, and exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit of our founder, Troy Smith, in all that he does," said Clifford Hudson, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Sonic Corp...

Wingstop Lands First Location In Sherman, Texas »

September 18, 2014 at 8:09AM PDT | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
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The Wing Experts Now Saucing and Tossing Along Highway 75
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS  – Wingstop has landed its first location in Sherman, Texas. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 670 locations, recently opened its newest restaurant at 4001 N. U.S. Hwy. 75 in Sherman.
The restaurant will operate under the leadership of Brand Partner Machiea Worthen.
"We are very excited to have Wingstop land in the city of Sherman," Worthen said. "We invite fans from the Sherman community and surrounding area to stop in with family and friends and enjoy Wingstop's distinct and bold flavors."
With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings as well as strips all sauced and tossed in 11 original flavors including fan favorites Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan and Original Hot...

Ben & Jerry's Busts Into Beantown With Free Scoops »

September 18, 2014 at 7:57AM PDT | Source: Ben & Jerry's

Vermont Ice Cream Maker Seeks To Find What Makes Boston Wicked Awesome
BURLINGTON, Vt. - September 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Calling all Ben & Jerry's ice cream fans! It is officially the sweetest time of year. Today, Ben & Jerry's Scoop Truck kicks off its annual month-long tour in Boston, giving away FREE scoops to loyal fans. The truck will be scooping its newest line of flavor innovations: Ben & Jerry's Cores. And if that wasn't enough, this year Ben & Jerry's very own Storyteller will be joining the truck crew, giving ice cream lovers the inside scoop on the truck's winding path and reporting on all the things that make Boston so unique from the people she meets, to the food she tries and the experiences she has throughout the month...

Hertz And Carl Icahn Execute Definitive Agreement »

September 18, 2014 at 7:16AM PDT | Source: Hertz

NAPLES, Fla. - Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("Hertz" or "the Company") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Carl C. Icahn and affiliated entities under which Vincent J. Intrieri, Samuel Merksamer and Daniel A. Ninivaggi have been appointed to the Hertz Board of Directors as Class II, Class I and Class I directors, respectively. Messrs. Intrieri, Merksamer and Ninivaggi have also been appointed as directors to The Hertz Corporation Board of Directors. Messrs. Intrieri and Merksamer will be members of the five-person search committee, chaired by Independent Non-Executive Chair Linda Fayne Levinson, leading the process to find a permanent Chief Executive Officer of Hertz. As previously announced on September 11, 2014, Hertz had reached an agreement-in-principle with Mr...

CREAM On List Of Those 'You Need To Visit Before You Die' »

September 18, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: CREAM

September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Millbrae, CA – CREAM, a San Francisco-based dessert franchise that specializes in high quality ice cream sandwiches and other confections, has made BuzzFeed's list of "27 Ice Cream Shops You Need To Visit Before You Die."
At number 22 on the list, here's what BuzzFeed had to say about CREAM:
"CREAM stands for 'Cookies Rule Everything Around Me' and you will want to submit to their reign too. CREAM has several locations in Northern California, but you will want to pay a visit to their Berkeley location. You'll find mouth-watering ice cream flavors like cinnamon chill and royal caramel swirl, along with cookies like butter sugar and turtle. And yes, CREAM has their own ice cream and cookie recipes...



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